Congressman Threatens Subpoena Over Census Question

Amid outrage over the Trump administration’s plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, the Republican chair of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday threatened to subpoena a Justice Department official who did not appear to testify before the committee.

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Special Counsel Team Has Floated Idea of Subpoena for Trump

The special counsel leading the Russia investigation raised the prospect in March of issuing a grand jury subpoena for President Donald Trump, his former attorney said, confirming that investigators have floated the extraordinary idea of forcing a sitting president to testify under oath.

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Experts Say Journalists Could Be Espionage Act’s Next Frontier

In the nearly 100 years since enactment of the 1918 Espionage Act, the government has chosen – out of respect for press freedom – not to prosecute journalists. That harmony skipped a beat last week, however, when the Justice Department announced it would review media-subpoena policies to address the leaky faucet of classified leaks.

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